Jack Kenrick, Squawker, 22 January 2018
Over four hundred thousand flag waving patriots joined together yesterday. In a display of purely Nationalistic based pride that seemed almost out of place in today’s modern diversity first Europe. Taking to the streets in protest of neighboring country Macedonia, a nation they feel has stolen an important part of their heritage and culture. Here below is some drone footage of the rally, which provides a proper sense of just how large this crowd truly was.
Not everyone was thrilled by the huge turnout. Including Greece’s Progressive government, who made their disapproval of the entire event quite clear before it even began. With multiple senior lawmakers today calling the event an irresponsible act, that only fanned the flames of the over 25-year-long feud with neighboring Macedonia.
The political disapproval for the rally is likely why despite a purported 68% of Greeks backing the protests overall goals, the crowd yesterday was met with an incredibly large militarized police presence. A presence that sadly and almost inevitably led to numerous reports of violence and the crowd clashing with authorities.
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